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 Safe School Climate Plan

The purpose of the Safe School Climate Plan is to promote consistency of approach and to create a climate in which all types of bullying are regarded as unacceptable. Attitudes and practices can contribute to bullying, to lower levels of confidence, self-esteem and lack of achievement.

The Board of Education promotes a secure and happy school climate, conducive to teaching and learning that is free from threat, harassment and any type of bullying behavior.  Therefore it shall be the policy of the Board that bullying of a student by another student or staff member is prohibited.


Committee Members


Barber, Kayla, 1st Grade Teacher

Creaturo, Mike, 2nd Grade Teacher

Gardella, Angela, Paraprofessional

Goodwin, Kristin/Co-Chair ~ School Counselor/Title IX Coordinator

Grant, Catherine, BOE Member & Parent

Lawrence, Lynne, 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Obertello, Sue, JHS Special Education Teacher

St. John, Jake, 5th and 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Suffoletto, Amy/Co-Chair, Assistant Principal, Safe School Climate Specialist

Trakas, Alycia, Principal/Assistant Superintendent, Safe School Climate Coordinator

Voland, Margaret, Computer/Media Literacy Teacher

Ward, Jim, Director of Technology


Informational Links:

School Climate Plan 


Report of Incident Form 



Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy/Procedures for Harassment/Sexual Harassment Policy

The Voluntown Public Schools/Voluntown Board of Education does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.

Ms. Kristin Goodwin, School Counselor and Title IX Coordinator for the Voluntown Public Schools has the responsibility to monitor compliance with the policy.  Her office is located in the VES Main Office and her contact information is:

Ms. Kristin Goodwin

School Counselor/Title IX Coordinator

Volutnown Elementary School

195 Main Street / PO Box 129

Voluntown, CT 06384

(860) 376-2325 ext. 127